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Kurtz, Hilda E.; Wood, Jason – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2014
This paper showcases self-reflective and inclusive pedagogy using photo-elicitation in a food geography course assignment. The Stone Soup project positions students as both researchers and participant-subjects in a participant-driven photo-elicitation (PDPE) study of students' foodways. Student papers for this assignment demonstrate rich…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Food, Photography, Assignments
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da S. F. Fagundes, Thayssa; Dutra, Karen Danielle B.; Ribeiro, Carlos Magno R.; de A. Epifanio, Rosa^ngela; Valverde, Alessandra L. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2016
This experiment encourages students to use deductive reasoning skills to understand the correlation between different techniques used in a chemistry laboratory and to extract and analyze curcuminoids using natural products and processed food from a grocery store. Turmeric pigments were used to teach continuous or discontinuous extraction, vacuum…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Science Experiments, Science Laboratories, Laboratory Experiments
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Berkes, Charlotte; Chan, Leo Li-Ying – Bioscene: Journal of College Biology Teaching, 2015
We have developed a semester-long laboratory project for an undergraduate immunology course in which students study multiple aspects of macrophage biology including differentiation from progenitors in the bone marrow, activation upon stimulation with microbial ligands, expression of cell surface markers, and modulation of cytokine production. In…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, College Science, Undergraduate Students, Science Laboratories
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Naish, Paul D. – Journal of Public Scholarship in Higher Education, 2015
Community Days, an innovative initiative to foster community service and civic engagement at the City University of New York's new Guttman Community College, encourages students to perform volunteer work around the city. What makes the program unique are opportunities for students to take self-directed excursions and enjoy free resources in the…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Citizen Participation, Student Participation
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Oswalt, Sara B.; Evans, Samantha; Drott, Andrea – Journal of American College Health, 2016
Many college students today are no longer using the terms straight, gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender to self-identify their sexual orientation or gender identity. This commentary explores research related to fluidity of sexual identities, emerging sexual identities used by college students, and how these identities interact with the health…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Sexual Identity, Sexual Orientation, College Students
Digby, Joan – National Collegiate Honors Council, 2010
The aim of Partners in the Parks (PITP) from its inception has been to introduce, or reintroduce, collegiate honors students to this country: not the transformed environment that we have constructed on its surface but the bedrock world upon which it rests. Like de Toqueville, Jefferson, Thoreau, Emerson, and so many others, these authors…
Descriptors: Honors Curriculum, Parks, Experiential Learning, Partnerships in Education
Cohan, Audrey, Ed.; Honigsfeld, Andrea, Ed. – Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2011
This unique collection of chapters takes the reader on a tour to explore innovative preservice and inservice teacher education practices from many regions of the United States, Canada and the world. Each of the chapters offers an authentic, documentary account of successful initiatives that break the traditional mold of teacher education. Section…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, International Education, Program Descriptions, Vignettes
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Gibbison, Godfrey A.; Henry, Tracyann L.; Perkins-Brown, Jayne – Economics of Education Review, 2011
Freshman grade point average, in particular first semester grade point average, is an important predictor of survival and eventual student success in college. As many institutions of higher learning are searching for ways to improve student success, one would hope that policies geared towards the success of freshmen have long term benefits…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Grade Point Average, Recreation, Intramural Athletics
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Stemen, Mark – History Teacher, 2003
In California, and elsewhere, faculty are being encouraged to create "service learning opportunities" for their students, such as having social work students volunteer at a local soup kitchen, or having environmental studies students reforest the local watershed. While these endeavors have obvious social value, their education value…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Environmental Education, History Instruction, Conservation (Environment)
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Sherman, Ross B.; Gill, Peggy B.; Sherman, Cynthia A. – AASA Journal of Scholarship & Practice, 2007
The future of educational leadership lies in the ability to teach the next generation of leaders how to use their conceptual and intellectual skills; in essence, how to think critically, solve problems appropriately, make decisions cogently and provide leadership to the enterprise. The key to preparing administrators is not "HOW" future leaders…
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Principals, Models, Leadership Training
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Godinho, Sally; White, Julie; Hay, Trevor; St. Leger, Pamela – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2007
This paper narrates the development of a project developed by four researchers with differing approaches to qualitative research. The aim of the study was to examine the value of a school-based approach to pedagogy and curriculum subjects for pre-service teachers. What emerged from our collaboration was the accommodation of significant differences…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Educators, Evidence, Research Projects